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CNBC's Harwood: Eastwood Speech 'Big Blunder, Big Set-Back For Romney'
NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein

Posted on 09/08/2012 7:10:40 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest

Guess John Harwood was feeling lucky today. CNBC's chief Washington correspondent went on the Today show and boldly proclaimed that not only did Clint Eastwood not accomplish his mission with his RNC speech, but that the speech is almost universally viewed by political professionals as "a big blunder, a big set-back for Mitt Romney."

Harwood did not adduce a scintilla of evidence in support of his contention that the speech hurt Romney. And his universe of pundits apparently does not include people like Jonah Goldberg or Mark Steyn.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: clinteastwood; johnharwood; rnc; todayshow
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1 posted on 09/08/2012 7:10:47 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: netmilsmom; Behind Liberal Lines; Miss Marple; an amused spectator; Diogenesis; MEG33; PGalt; ...

Go ahead, Harwood: make my day. Ping to Today show list.


2 posted on 09/08/2012 7:12:15 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest (FReepmail or ping me to be put on my ping list for criticism of liberal media)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Eastwood's stunt opened the door for the great national mocking of Prez Hussein.

Either he doesn’t get it yet, or he is pretending to not get it.

3 posted on 09/08/2012 7:13:20 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I take heart in the fact that the liberal media are reduced to “wishful thinking” reporting.


4 posted on 09/08/2012 7:13:45 AM PDT by wayoverontheright
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To: wayoverontheright

I can hardly wait for those ‘empty chair’ bumper stickers.


5 posted on 09/08/2012 7:15:46 AM PDT by PeaRidge
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
the speech is almost universally viewed by political professionals as "a big blunder, a big set-back for Mitt Romney."

While simultaneously viewed by the voting public as frickin' awesome.

And I know whose opinion I put more stock in.

6 posted on 09/08/2012 7:16:51 AM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Harwood is obviously a member of the “Choom Gang” .... smoking something that has destroyed a large number of brain cells.


7 posted on 09/08/2012 7:18:51 AM PDT by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

LOL, Harwood is funny!


8 posted on 09/08/2012 7:19:18 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Communist Party = Democrats. Socialist Party = Republicans. WE NEED A CAPITALIST FREEDOM PARTY!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
" Guess John Harwood was feeling lucky today. CNBC's chief Washington correspondent went on the Today show and boldly proclaimed that not only did Clint Eastwood not accomplish his mission with his RNC speech, but that the speech is almost universally viewed by political professionals as "a big blunder, a big set-back for Mitt Romney." ......


What else can we expect them to say ? ... the truth hurts.

9 posted on 09/08/2012 7:19:38 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: BenLurkin

He gets it, just doesn’t want to admit it.


10 posted on 09/08/2012 7:21:54 AM PDT by HerrBlucher (Praise to the Lord the Almighty the King of Creation)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

A week and a half after the event, and they are still obsessing about it. Flint is brilliant!


11 posted on 09/08/2012 7:23:36 AM PDT by SauronOfMordor (this space for rent)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

A week and a half after the event, and they are still obsessing about it. Flint is brilliant!


12 posted on 09/08/2012 7:23:36 AM PDT by SauronOfMordor (this space for rent)
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To: BenLurkin
" Eastwood's stunt opened the door for the great national mocking of Prez Hussein. "

Correctamundo.... and the mocking of old Bozo will continue unabated.
13 posted on 09/08/2012 7:23:43 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
almost universally viewed by political professionals

These are the same "professionals" that thought the Tea Party would amount to nothing and Occupy would be the great new political movement.

They obviously get paid too much for their "professional" opinions.

14 posted on 09/08/2012 7:23:43 AM PDT by Domandred (Fdisk, format, and reinstall the entire .gov system.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I’m going out today to get a RR sign for my front yard. And I’m going to put a fallen chair right next to it. Will drive the neighborhood libs NUTS.


15 posted on 09/08/2012 7:25:15 AM PDT by gotribe
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To: wayoverontheright

Much like the Fantasy Football Leagues, Democrats’ own Fantasy Politics League is enthusiastic, avid and doesn’t accomplish a damned thing...


16 posted on 09/08/2012 7:25:18 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Harwood, ostrich, head, sand. Nothing more you need to know.


17 posted on 09/08/2012 7:26:45 AM PDT by rod1 (CTLY)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Think I saw this live yesterday.

Harwood’s a tool.


18 posted on 09/08/2012 7:27:38 AM PDT by sauropod (Only two of God's creatures can employ the term "we": newspaper editors and men with tapeworms-Hayes)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Harwood must live way beyond the parallel where they encase you in amber.


19 posted on 09/08/2012 7:27:56 AM PDT by rod1 (CTLY)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
the speech is almost universally viewed by political professionals as "a big blunder, a big set-back for Mitt Romney."

Of course, "political professionals" comprise about .02% of all voters. And even of that .02%, perceived blunders don't change their candidate preference anyway.
20 posted on 09/08/2012 7:28:54 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("I have a new zest for life!"--Calvin from Las Vegas)
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To: BenLurkin
Either he doesn’t get it yet, or he is pretending to not get it.

Liberals consider themselves the ultimate arbiter of what is hip. They are the trend setters and they and only they can say when you have "it" and when you don't.

But when a megawatt celebrity like Eastwood turns the table on them, they look very irrelevant by comparison.

21 posted on 09/08/2012 7:29:37 AM PDT by oldbrowser (An empty chair attracts a stadium full of empty chairs.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

John Ha-Ha-Ha-Ha-Harwood roams clueless in the rat maze.


22 posted on 09/08/2012 7:30:00 AM PDT by JPG (Make it happen.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Liberals are cowardly animals, usually preying on the weak and defenseless, striking out only when cornered.

Hardwood is such a creature, striking out when feeling threatened.

Eastwood has broken the bubble of ridicule that surrounds Obama, throwing his Alinsky rules right back at him.

The “palace guards” (media) is doing all they can to protect the “emperor”, but one you lose your grip, you’re going to slide on down that hill.

Thanks Clint, you’ve opened the door for Obama to leave through when we “let him go” in November.


23 posted on 09/08/2012 7:30:00 AM PDT by FrankR (They will become our ultimate masters the day we surrender the 2nd Amendment.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Well Harwood, Mr. Eastwood's "stunt" is still being talked about today, which means 0bama is still being mocked two weeks later.

Seems like Mr. Eastwood accomplished his purpose, right John?

5.56mm

24 posted on 09/08/2012 7:30:21 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Of course it was a big blunder.

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That is why the Media/Dems are still talking about it over a week later.

The only thing they have to talk about from the Dem Convention was the speech by former President and Impeached BJ Clinton.


25 posted on 09/08/2012 7:32:53 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

The only people that I saw have a hissy fit over Eastwood was MSNBC. They really blew their top and that acted koo kOO over the whole thing.


26 posted on 09/08/2012 7:33:39 AM PDT by snowstorm12
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To: PeaRidge

You can buy them here:

http://www.cafepress.com/+empty-chair+bumper-stickers


27 posted on 09/08/2012 7:34:57 AM PDT by MustKnowHistory
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Having watched only snippets of both conventions, as I suspect most folks did, no one sat through it all. I came away with only two standout (message) moments to easily recall,

1) I now equate our current president as an empty chair and can easily accept that analogy without having ever thought about it before, it rings true without requiring much convincing, even to a causal observer,

2) The other message is the DNC leaders ‘booed’ God and hate Jerusalem unless allah rules over it,

So who was it that really ‘blundered’ in getting their message heard, the RNC or DNC?


28 posted on 09/08/2012 7:36:11 AM PDT by captmar-vell
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To: PeaRidge

I love the picture going around the Internet showing a military helicopter with our heroes looking down at an empty chair dangling from the chopper. LOL


29 posted on 09/08/2012 7:36:36 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
“...the speech is almost universally viewed by political professionals as “a big blunder, a big set-back for Mitt Romney.”

Wow, he really got under their skin. Bravo, Clint!

30 posted on 09/08/2012 7:39:05 AM PDT by LaserJock
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To: SauronOfMordor
yep!

bulls eye!

liberals only squeal when you hit them dead on.

31 posted on 09/08/2012 7:40:38 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Clint mocked obama as the nobody twerp communist that he is, and fired him. Thin skin obma is seething.


32 posted on 09/08/2012 7:41:37 AM PDT by FlyingEagle
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To: captmar-vell

That sums it up well. I’m looking for a landslide come Nov. 6...


33 posted on 09/08/2012 7:42:16 AM PDT by Rennes Templar (I'm starting a business. Who's going to build it for me?)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
When Nixon was elected, New York film critic Pauline Kael famously was shocked and sniffed, "No one I know voted for him!"

The elites truly believe that their arrogance and self-serving opinions trump reality.

34 posted on 09/08/2012 7:43:07 AM PDT by Dr. Thorne (Democrats - The Treasonous Pervert Party)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Translation: He hit a bullseye!

Pray for America


35 posted on 09/08/2012 7:44:48 AM PDT by bray (If you vote for a communist what does that make you?)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Clint seems to be very much alive and living in Harwood’s head. If it was such a blunder, he would have kept his mouth shut and let it go away.

Just proves that all lefties lie when they speak.


36 posted on 09/08/2012 7:47:11 AM PDT by Big Mack (I didn't claw my way to the top of the food chain to eat VEGETABLES!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
So it's been over a week and the press is still obsessing on the empty chair speech trying to convince people it was a blunder. ROTF Every time the MSM mentions it, people search for the video, all they are doing is keeping the image in the minds of their viewers. I want them to keep talking about it. Empty Chair Pictures, Images and Photos
37 posted on 09/08/2012 7:48:04 AM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
"political professionals"

there you go...

38 posted on 09/08/2012 7:53:57 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Does anybody remember when Harwood went begging and crying to his Network not to publish the stories of his “Boinking” WA Dem. Senator Maria Cantwell?


39 posted on 09/08/2012 7:54:19 AM PDT by Old Retired Army Guy
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

What was so sweet about Clint Eastwoods’ performance is that he did indeed turn Alinsky’s rules against Obama for the first time. He ridiculed Obama in front of a national audience - something that up until then had not been done. The liberal DNC mouthpieces are to stupid to understand Clint’s approach. He ACTED the entire thing - secure in the knowledge that real Americans would understand what he was doing, but that the MSM would not and would go berserk. It was brilliant!


40 posted on 09/08/2012 7:54:22 AM PDT by astounded (Barack Obama is a clear and present danger to the USA)
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To: Tanniker Smith
the speech is almost universally viewed by political professionals as "a big blunder, a big set-back for Mitt Romney."

Perhaps those who are seen as political professionals are not experts, but rather wildly partisan propagandists. Yah think??:-)

41 posted on 09/08/2012 7:55:05 AM PDT by stayathomemom (Beware of kittens modifying your posts.)
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To: PeaRidge

I put a doll house chair in the rear window of my car. I’m thinking of making a podium with pillars (2008) and putting the empty chair on stage. Maybe add a monitor.


42 posted on 09/08/2012 7:55:41 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: wayoverontheright

If members of the mediabots hated what Clint Eastwood had to say, they hated it A LOT.

But in their hearts (if they have hearts) they knew that something was basically true about what Clint was saying.

And they also knew, with dread certainty, that they themselves had been the instruments of propagating a huge hoax on America.

But that would be to infer they have some kind of collective conscience.


43 posted on 09/08/2012 7:56:39 AM PDT by alloysteel (Are you better off than you were four years ago? Well, are you?)
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To: PeaRidge

I don’t do bumper stickers but I would use a Clint Eastwood pic with those words. Or even ‘Do you feel lucky, punk?’ Afterall, those words are iconic??

It’s not a direct insult to anyone but the message would get across, like Freedom is not Free, which is what I use.


44 posted on 09/08/2012 7:57:26 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer. FREEDOM OR FREE STUFF- YOU GET ONE CHOICE, CHOOSE WISELY)
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To: JPG

That is downright Harty-Har-Har funny. :)))))


45 posted on 09/08/2012 7:59:55 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer. FREEDOM OR FREE STUFF- YOU GET ONE CHOICE, CHOOSE WISELY)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
'Big Blunder, Big Set-Back For Romney'

Within the limits of the District of Columbia (has it ever voted Republican?) -- but outside of the Washington beltway, out in the 57 states, I doubt it.

46 posted on 09/08/2012 8:00:38 AM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Harwood is a liberal tool posing as a reporter.


47 posted on 09/08/2012 8:03:06 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: Sooth2222

Now that would be a good bumper sticker.
“There is an empty chair in each of the 57 states”
or something like that.


48 posted on 09/08/2012 8:04:17 AM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: BenLurkin

Eastwood’s stunt opened the door for the great national mocking of Prez Hussein.


You’re exactly right. In a very real sense, the Eastwood speech was a game changer.


49 posted on 09/08/2012 8:05:27 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

That the MSM is still talking about, and trying to discredit, it almost two-weeks later is a testament to the effectiveness of the speech; not to mention the damage it did to Zero.


50 posted on 09/08/2012 8:06:54 AM PDT by Arm_Bears (Re-distribute my work ethic, not my wealth.)
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